Tuesday, April 29, 2008

cyanotype trials

today we tested out some different kinds of paper to make cyanotypes in practice for the upcoming paper nerds workshop on may 25 (see more pics on our blog). we coated the paper, then placed botanical specimens on them before exposing them to the sun and then rinsing in water. it's my new favorite activity in the world. i wish i could do it for a living. learn more about cyanotypes here. more pictures to come this week...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

gardening books

these are some images from the awesome gardening books we recently picked up at half price books. a whole stack for less than $20. since we're getting pretty serious about growing our own food and having a back yard that's really great to hang out in, we decided we needed to expand this part of our library. once the yard and garden are ready to be shown off, maybe we'll take some pics and pose for you like the people in these retro images.

rubber stamps rule

acme rubber stamp co. in deep ellum has the coolest stamps ever. ones that you will never see anywhere else, and some of them even have pretty inlay work on the wood. they've been around since 1925. go there soon. places like this should stay around forever.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

the nicest lunch

today we went to the nasher sculpture center to meet the new conservator (well, new since october) for lunch and a tour of the lab. he was great and the food was great (wolfgang puck), and it was good to be there with the weather so nice. i hadn't been there in a few years actually. and since it was the middle of a weekday, it wasn't that crowded...optimal time to go. the david smith exhibit is neat. and of course the sculpture garden is always lovely.

Monday, April 21, 2008

duh of the week (2)

i guess this is what you name your shop when you really can't think of a good name. i'm not sure the fonts and design make it any more boutique-like... maybe just more laughable.

duh of the week (1)

i think these folks may be late to the prom :)

weekend in fredericksburg

Friday, April 18, 2008

central trak opening

the private debut opening last night. a good time, with good new friends.